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VFX Production

What does the role involve?

However much they try, VFX Producers simply cannot be everywhere at once during a production. They rely heavily upon the VFX Coordinator/s to reduce their workload where possible. Review protocols may vary slightly between different companies or even from project to project, but during large scale productions, with several hundred shots and dozens of artists all working towards tight deadlines, it is critical that the efficiency and accuracy of supervisor and client notes is maintained.

  • Review session notes; taking, tracking, and delivering to artists.
  • Keeping track of each artist task list, and monitoring their progress.
  • Uploading and downloading of delivery and turnovers to the client.
  • Checking delivery packages to ensure the content is correct.
  • Creating progress reports to producers, supervisors and clients.
  • Organise meetings and review sessions.
  • Verify the shot list database, keeping it up to date with changes, version numbers and statuses.
  • Look out for and troubleshoot scheduling issues with artist’s tasks and workload.
  • Monitor / maintain a calm work environment.

Depending on the scale of the production, auxiliary positions for VFX Production Assistants may be utilised. However often these roles and associated duties may fall on the VFX Coordinator.

Is this role right for me?

Skills required for a successful VFX Coordinator include:

Strong communication and organisation skills, which an emphasis on note taking and tracking

Attention to detail

Database, spreadsheet and word processing experience

Basic understanding of film and visual effects workflows, file formats and terminology

Willing to work within a team.

Instinctual forethought and troubleshooting skills.

Client relations


Works with

  • VFX Producer
  • VFX Supervisor
  • CG Supervisor
  • Production Assistant
  • Project Manager

Career Path for VFX Coordinator

Career Path to VFX Coordinator: VFX Production Assistant, Runner/Intern

Career Path from VFX Coordinator: VFX Producer, Line Producer, Post Production Supervisor, Project Manager

Education Routes: A Degree in Film/Television and/or Visual Effect/Animation production is recommended. Team Leader or managerial studies are also a plus.